Brighton Photo Biennial is an ambitious festival of international photography. This year’s fourth edition of the challenging event, aimed at stimulating the widest of audiences, is curated by the internationally renowned photographer, editor and curator, Martin Parr.
It explores the immediacy and vibrancy of contemporary photographic practices by a new generation of artists, and takes a look at the eclectic passions found in collections of historic and vernacular photography produced by commercials and amateur photographers, while presenting new commissions by internationally celebrated photographers, informed and inspired by the diverse communities and contexts of Brighton & Hove.
It is the first frame-free photo festival exhibition in the world and is held in a number of spaces within walking distance of each other: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Fabrica, Lighthouse, University of Brighton Gallery. The opening weekend, 1-3 October, offers an opportunity to meet visiting artists and to discuss and debate the latest issues in contemporary photography and browse new books at the Publisher’s Hub.
Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 exhibitions is open free to the public from 2 October until 14 November. You are invited to attend, participate, and record your views at www.bpb.org.uk. This is the UK’s leading festival of international photography. It is organised by a partnership which embraces galleries, visual arts groups, and educational establishments in Brighton & Hove and across the South East region. Core partners of BPB are the University of Brighton and Photoworks.
For further info telephone 01273 643052 www.bpb.org.uk